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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,926 views

    This outline gives an example for holding the Advent lightnig ni your church over the course of 4 weeks with the lighting of the 5th candle on your Christmas eve service.

    Christmas 2005 Advent Advent is Latin for Arrival. This refers to the arrival of our Lord and Savior. The advent wreath represents God’s unending love for us, and the holly branches represent our everlasting life with Jesus Christ. We light one candle, reading the Advent passage for that ...read more

  • An Adult Christmas: Advent #3

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 11, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,114 views

    I wonder if we can reclaim Christmas from the children. Can we have an adult Christmas?

    An Adult Christmas: Advent #3 Dec 10, 2005 Matt 1:18-25; 2:13-14, 19-23 Intro: I wonder if we can reclaim Christmas. Of course we need to reclaim Christmas from the crass secularism and commercialism that substitutes “happy holidays” for “merry Christmas”, and that makes gathering around ...read more

  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,681 views

    The first message in a Christmas/Advent series from Isaiah

  • Signs.

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Nov 28, 2000
    based on 108 ratings
     | 75,279 views

    First Sunday in Advent, year C

    The Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent December 3rd, 2000 Thank you Lord Jesus for teaching us to use the measure of eternity; to see that disturbances are nothing to fear, rather they are really opportunities for redemption. Amen. Luke 21:25-36 Title: “Signs” After foretelling the end of ...read more

  • Where Peace Begins Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 10, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 3,099 views

    Peace begins in the heart, and is not imposed from outside, for discord also begins within; but in a committed relationship there is a matrix for genuine peace.

    It had been a long, tiring day. A day full of frustrations. Plans so carefully laid in the morning had been forcefully set aside by evening. Good intentions for a day of accomplishment had been ruthlessly destroyed by many intrusions. Now it was night, and cold, and lonely. No one around. No ...read more

  • Are You Among The Magi

    Contributed by Marvin Penner on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 101 ratings
     | 965 views

    An examination of the obsticals that the Magi overcame to worship Jesus used to help us overcome the same obsticales

    Are You among the Magi? Meeting Creek Christmas Banquet Dec. 1/00 Objective: To tear down the barriers to worshipping Jesus. Read Matthew 2: 1-12 Are you among the Magi? - this Christmas will you worship Jesus? - worship it is a simple attitude of willing service five obstacles ...read more

  • God's Grace.

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Dec 17, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,151 views

    Year C. 4th Sunday of Advent

    Year C. 4th Sunday of Advent December 24, 2000 Lord of the Lake Lutheran Church The Rev. Jerry Morrissey, Esq., Pastor Heavenly Father, thank you for your unexpected grace and the Word of promise that we have inherited eternal life because of your Son. Amen. Title: “God’s Grace.” ...read more

  • The Refiner's Fire

    Contributed by Fred Mueller on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 208 ratings
     | 11,859 views

    God refining God’s people to perfection.

    The Reformed Church of Locust Valley Advent II December 10, 2000 Malachi 3:1-4, Lk. 3:1-6 “The Refiner’s Fire” God has something in store for you. God is not content with us as we are. This is one of Christianity’s basic assumptions – things need to change, and they are ...read more

  • The Season Of Wonder

    Contributed by Michael Ferrini on Dec 19, 2000
    based on 53 ratings
     | 1,230 views

    Advent Sermon

    Introduction: For the past few weeks, we have been preparing for Christmas by focusing our attention on various aspects related to celebrating the season. We talked about the lights and reflected on the promised light of the world. We spoke of carols and reflected on the powerful witness of a ...read more

  • A King In The Gate

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,806 views

    David’s emergence from grief over Absalom was marked by his "sitting in the gate" -- a sign of healthy recovery in that he had begun to care for others more than for his own wounds, he had returned to the work of justice, he faced vulnerability, he resumed leadership, he could face his own grief.

    I This day the noise of battle, the next the victory’s won. Or so the king hoped. Much was at stake. His own future was uncertain; the nation’s stability was shaky; the confidence of those around him was low; and, most of all, his relationship with his son was in jeopardy. There had been a ...read more

  • The Real Joseph

    Contributed by Gary Waguespack on Oct 4, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 805 views

    Why did Joesph REALLY want to divorce Mary, the answer may surprise you.

    Christmas: Mt. 1:18-25 The Real Story of Joseph! Intro. A little boy was lost in a mall. He didn’t know what to do so, knit hat in hand, he just stood and cried. People passing felt bad and wanted to do something, so they started putting money in his hat. A short while later a Security ...read more

  • A Season Of Song

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,371 views

    The song of Mary helps us to understand the true meaning of Christmas in a new way.

    A Season of Song Luke 1:39-80 December 1997 Introduction I. The timeless message in music A. Love of Christmas music Have you ever noticed how everyone loves the songs of Christmas? Year after year the same timeless songs come back just after Thanksgiving. Songs like Silent Night, O Come ...read more

  • 3 Advent C

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 17 ratings
     | 636 views

    "You brood of Vipers!" and still they come.

    What do we do with this John the Baptist? Here is the third Sunday in a row with him. Such a strange man. "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" Heaping abuse on the people. And still they came in droves to be baptized. John had that charisma that attracted people ...read more

  • 4 Advent C

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,878 views

    "My Soul magnifies the Lord"

    Here we are on the fourth Sunday of Advent. The morning of Christmas Eve. It’s hard not sliding right into Christmas. Snow, the excitement, the baby to be born, the manger, the Shepherds -- the whole nine yards. Christmas as we have come to know and love and expect. Gifts under the tree, a feast -- ...read more

  • Prelude To His Birth Series

    Contributed by Robert Warren on Nov 26, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,706 views

    Focuses on the resurrection of Christ as preparation for the Advent Season.

    "Prelude to His Birth: The Last Sunday of the Year" 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 12-19 Robert Warren November 25th, 2001 Today is the last Sunday of the year. I know that you’re thinking that I’ve had too much turkey to eat this last week and have obviously lost track of time. But that’s not ...read more